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US fleet operators call on states to adopt ACT and ACC rules to accelerate the shift to EVs

Will the US commercial fleet industry embrace the benefits of electrification, or will it be dragged kicking and screaming into the EV era? Recently we’ve seen some encouraging signs that the staunch opposition that some EV advocates fear is not materializing. A coalition of commercial fleet operators has sent an open letter to the governors… Read more »

Updated Chevrolet Bolt EV coming, using newer Ultium cells

The other shoe has dropped on GM’s decision to take its only volume EV model out of production: a revised Bolt using the new Ultium battery is coming. General Motors CEO Mary Barra said this morning an updated Chevrolet Bolt EV will come to market “on an accelerated timeline,” with new Ultium battery cells replacing… Read more »

US truck-makers pledge to comply with California’s phase-out of ICE vehicles

Some of the nation’s largest truck-makers, including Cummins, Daimler, Ford, GM, Hino, Isuzu, Navistar, Paccar, Stellantis and Volvo, along with the Truck and Engine Manufacturing Association, have pledged to comply with California’s Advanced Clean Fleets (ACF) rule, which will require all new medium- and heavy-duty vehicles sold or registered in the state to be zero-emission… Read more »

Europe’s second-largest truck maker says hydrogen will not be a major powertrain choice for road freight

The prospect that hydrogen fuel cells will play a significant role in road transportation dims with every advance in battery tech and charging tech that’s announced. The latest blow for hydrogen fans came from Europe’s second-largest truck maker, MAN. In an interview with Austrian newspaper Der Standard (via Hydrogen Insight), MAN CEO Alexander Vlaskamp predicted… Read more »

Electric truck expert: Tesla Semi is a great product, but may struggle against more established OEMs

The market for heavy-duty electric trucks is heating up—long-established OEMs and startups alike are moving on from the pilot stage, and filling substantial orders from customers. During a recent conversation with Rustam Kocher, once Charging Infrastructure Lead at Daimler Trucks North America and now a consultant (watch for the full interview in the next print… Read more »

Kodiak develops autonomous electric Class 8 truck

Kodiak Robotics plans to incorporate autonomous driving capabilities into an electric tractor for its fleet in 2024. “Customers have been long asking for an autonomous electric vehicle and we are delivering on that need,” said Don Burnette, co-founder and CEO of Kodiak. The Peterbilt Model 579EV has a range of up to 150 miles, and… Read more »

Parsing the objections to California’s 2036 diesel truck phase-out

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) recently voted to finalize its Advanced Clean Fleets (ACF) rule, a set of regulations that requires new medium- and heavy-duty vehicles sold or registered in the state to be zero-emission by 2036, and requires all trucks to be zero-emission by 2042. The rule is a complement to CARB’s Advanced… Read more »

Grabbing the prime real estate for electric truck charging hubs

Q&A with Zeem Solutions CEO Paul Gioupis. Charging-as-a-service is a hot business proposition these days, and for good reason. Electrifying a vehicle fleet is a complex undertaking that requires specialized skills and resources that most companies don’t have. It makes sense for organizations to focus on their core activities, so just as they outsource things… Read more »

Norway has another electrifying year in 2022—10 top-selling cars were all EVs

Norway is the undisputed global capital of e-mobility. Private cars, taxis, buses, ferries, airport ground equipment—they’re all plugging in. The trend of steady electrification continued last year. The market share of plug-in vehicles rose from 65 percent in 2021 to 80 percent in 2022. This represents an important step towards reaching the country’s goal climate goal… Read more »

Sniffing out the specs of the Tesla Semi

Automakers differ widely in how forthcoming they are with technical specs. When one German automaker released its first major EV model, it hosted a press event at which cutaway versions of battery packs and electric motors were on display, and the engineers who designed them were on hand to answer questions. In contrast, another Teutonic… Read more »